To Curb Pollution: Delhi is ready with 15-point Winter Action Plan

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By: Caroline D’Cruz

Delhi Chief Minister, Kejriwal announced a 15-point Winter Action Plan to curb pollution in Delhi. which include the following points.

  1. Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years will not be operated, 380 teams will enforce this. 
  1. Production, sell, and purchase of crackers will be banned till January 2023 and 210 teams will enforce this.
  2. Anti-dust campaign will be run and 611 teams will check garbage burning in the open. Government-formed teams will look after the cracker ban.
  3. Government will install 233 anti-smog guns and 150 mobile anti-smog guns to curb pollution.
  4. Out of 42 lakh trees only 9 lakh trees are left to increase green cover.
  5. 13 hotspots will be strictly supervised, which have been identified.
  6. 20 acres of e-waste park will be made where electronic waste can be collected from NCR.
  7. More than 5,000 sq feet of construction area will have to register on the web portal, install anti-smog guns, and have to do real-time monitoring of dust control. 
  8. Government would spray PUSA bio-decomposer on the stubble on around 5,000 acres.
  9. To stop road pollution, 80 road sweeping machines, 150 mobile smog, and 521 machines will be installed. 
  10. With IIT-Kanpur, air quality will be monitored and forecasted. 
  11. 3,500 volunteers have registered for Paryavan Mitras. 
  12. CM encouraged to use Delhi app and continue sharing feedback on this.
  13. Graded Response Action Plan, a set of anti-air pollution measures will come into effect from 1st October. Advance action might lead to fewer incidences of severe pollution according to environmental experts.
  14. Kejriwal urged neighboring NCR cities, the Centre, and Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) to provide 24-hour electricity so that diesel generator are not used.

He also said that the pollution has come down in 2020-2021 from that in 2017-2018. He included that the steps by Government have also contributed to the decline of pollution. Plus, 2 crore people who have taken measures to get rid of pollution has also helped.